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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, July 4, 2009

070409piechart-viewersComplete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

Note: “Last Week” numbers in this week’s reports are based on final national data. Additionally, HH rating/share data was not available for this evening.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 4.29 million viewers, but was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 0.6/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.8/6 HH rating [#1]
4.15M viewers [#1]
0.8/3 A18-49 [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery-REPEAT (3.01M viewers, 0.5/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Harper’s Island-REPEAT (2.66M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Harper’s Island):

Households – 2.4/5
Viewers – 3.55M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (6.61M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (FRI; 7/4/2008):

Households – 3.8/9 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.94M to 6.61M (+11%/+0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/5 to 0.9/4 (-10%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with 3.69 million viewers and a 0.8/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.5/5 HH rating [#t2] 
3.66M
viewers [#3]
0.8/3
A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Kings (1.30M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.1/3 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.57M to 1.30M (-17%/-0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/2 to 0.3/1 (-25%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (5.36M viewers, 1.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (FRI; 7/4/2008):

Households – 3.3/8 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.45M to 5.36M (-2%/-0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/6 to 1.0/6 (-9%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.43M viewers, 1.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in a tie for third place for the evening with 2.59 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/5 rating/share.

Last week:

2.5/5 HH rating [#t2]
4.07M viewers [#2]
1.4/6
A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Four episodes of Cops-REPEAT (2.59M viewers, 0.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (America’s Most Wanted – 9:00pm):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.37M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/6

ABC followed in a tie for third place for the evening with 2.59 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 0.6/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.7/4 HH rating [#4]
2.61M viewers [#4]
0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout-REPEAT (2.59M viewers, 0.8/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Castle-REPEAT (2.52M viewers, 0.5/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Eli Stone (2.65M viewers, 0.6/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.8/4 to x.x/x
Viewers – 2.67M to 2.65M (-1%/-0.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2 to 0.6/3 (+20%)

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast affiliate data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast affiliates. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, July 11, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

Also, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next week’s report.

Sources: Fast Affiliate/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.